Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In The Mood - Online Card Class Release Blog Hop


Hi everyone
I am so excited to be joining as a guest in the hop to release the newest online card class,
In the Mood

Through mood board inspiration, our designers teach class participants many different ways that you can draw inspiration from the world around you. To celebrate the release of In the Mood we have created a special In the Mood blog hop. Each of our designers, and some of our friends, have created a card based on this mood board.

There are 10 FREE class registrations hidden along the hop, so make sure you leave comments along the way.  The more comments you make, the greater your chances are of winning!

You have until 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, June 21st to leave a comment to be entered to win! Winners will be announced Monday on Catherine's Blog.

Sign up by June 24th to get access to a BONUS mood board and two extra video tutorials.

Click here to learn more and to join now!

Here is the amazing mood board we were to be inspired by.


and my card...


My inspiration came from the beautiful butterfly.  I masked off a strip on my card base, sponged Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord Distress Inks onto the card base.  I removed the masking tape then stamped the butterfly and sentiment using Versafine Black ink.  Added a few sparkly clear sequins to finish it off.

You should have arrived here from Maureen's blog and your next stop on the hop is Heather North.

I hope to see you in class!
Happy Hopping!


167 comments:

  1. Wow, gorgeous sympathy card Kristie!

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  2. Beautiful card. I love the colors you used....awesome!

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  3. Gorgeous. Beautiful blending, Kristie.

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  4. How beautiful, love how simple and elegant this looks.

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  5. What a beautiful ,elegant card ..Love it !!

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  6. I adore creating from mood boards -- your card is screaming fabulous!

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  7. Gorgeous as always my friend. Love the inspiration! :)

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  8. This class sounds intriguing! Your card is absolutely beautiful!

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  9. This is beautiful! Simple and stunning!

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  10. Really clean and simple but really stunning!

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  11. So simple but
    beautifully done!
    Carla from Utah

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  12. So CAS and perfect, Kristie!! Love it!

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  13. Beautiful; I like how the colours were "restricted" by the mask and the butterfly and sentiment were "free" to extend beyond.

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  14. Love your masking and the butterfly, Kristie! These colors are AWESOME!

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  15. This card is so gentle and yet modern and fresh! Beautiful 😊

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  16. What a great clean and simple design!

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  17. There is no doubt that I draw inspiration from my surroundings, Kristie. This class sounds fantastic ... and so is your gorgeous card! Love those two colors combined!
    =] Michele

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  18. So pretty Kristie! I love the angled whisper of colour and your pretty butterfly image! Gorgeous creation!

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  19. Love the clean design of your card, Kristie.
    I would love to win a free spot in this new class. Thanks for the chance!
    BTW, congrats on all your wins this week. I spotted 3 in a row. :-)

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  20. Kristie, your card is great.
    Thanks for all the inspiration and the chance to win a class spot.

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  21. Simple & Beautiful - Love when those two things are combined!

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  22. Really a lovely sympathy card, Kristie. The design, colors. and butterfly make this an elegant card. Quite like the sponged effect. Bev

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  23. Loved how you have captured the colors from the moodboard :) wonderful blending...

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  24. Simply elegant... I love it!!

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  25. Wow, simply stunning! Love the simplicity of your card. That angled strip adds interest and draws the eye to the image and sentiment. Would love to create some of my own moods boards!

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  26. Perfect, Kristie! Simple yet it gets the message out. So pretty. THANKS FOR THE IDEA!

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  27. Simple and elegant, so beautiful.

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  28. Love those colours together, beautiful card

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  29. Beautiful sponged background for that lovely butterfly! Great color combo!

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  30. Beautifully done! I love the line art butterfly.

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  31. Lovely CAS card, Kristie. That gorgeous butterfly stamp is sheer perfection!

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  32. Love the simplicity of this card!!!

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  33. Such beautiful colors, love that it's CAS!

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  34. Very simple but so pretty.
    The colors are bright and vibrant.
    thanks for sharin

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  35. love this idea! technique you used and moodboard where your inspiration came from :) all the best being a guest artist:)

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  36. AWESOME card!! Congrats on being a guest artist!!! :)

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  37. A lovely card...the angle is a great touch!

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  38. Very pretty. That is a lovely way to use the butterfly stamp.

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  39. Can't get enough of these colors!

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  40. Love the clean and simple design of your card.

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  41. Your card is so elegant and perfect for ansympathy card. I can understand how the mood boards would be a huge help when the mojo just won't come...thanks for allowing us to enter for this great prize!

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  42. Stunning Kristie. Great card

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  43. Love your CAS design! Beautifully blended colors--just perfect for a sympathy card!

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  44. Such a beautiful and tastefully done sympathy card. I struggle with making sympathy cards, but yours is gorgeous.

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  45. So excited because I have this stamp set! Love the way you did the background!

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  46. What a clever idea! I love this idea. Thanks.

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  47. WOW! how very striking/eye-catching! those two colors are so pretty together!!

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  48. Such nice colors together. Love you card it is beautiful as always!

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  49. Absolutely stunning. The elegance especially on a sympathy card is lovely. Wow.

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  50. Love how simple but effective this card is...and gorgeous.

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  51. We all dislike making sympathy cards but one so beautiful and easy makes it quick.

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  52. Clean, simple and oh so exquisite!

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  53. What a simple yet beautiful card. You pulled the color and the feel of the mood board perfectly. Congrats

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  54. So simple, but so beautiful. Just right for a sympathy card. Edna Burgess

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  55. A beautiful card! Love the simplicity & the gorgeous colors. The butterfly is so elegant looking.

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  56. Simply beautiful and completely elegant - absolutely perfect for a sympathy card (which I find so hard to get right!) Love.

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  57. Beautiful, subtle design, very fitting for a sympathy card.

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  58. Such a pretty, masked card! Love the added sparkle!

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  59. A very pleasing card. Sympathy cards are sometimes very challenging to get right, this one is perfect!

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  60. I'm becoming intrigued by the mood board idea Kristie. I've heard about them but never really got the hang of how to use them before. Love your simple sympathy card by the way. Fortunate (or unfortunate) timing as I have a funeral to go to tomorrow.

    Cheers

    Karen

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  61. I love elegant and simple but most of all I love the colours!

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  62. Lovely card! Clean, simple and stunning!

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  63. What a fabulous CAS card Kristie! Beautifully done!

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  64. So, sooo pretty! I love your clean, crisp masking. Gorgeous!

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  65. Beautiful card, so stunning.

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  66. Amazing colors Krisite, this is beautiful!!

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  67. Oh these colors are just gorgeous together. Your card is simple, but captures tranquility in your use of colors.

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  68. I'm going to have to break down & get some butterfly stamps. :0)

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  69. Love that stripe of color. Beautiful!

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  70. Wow....sometimes we get so caught up with so many techiniques".....this this fab!

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  72. Love your CAS card! So pretty!

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  73. Love the masking technique! Perfect.

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  74. Simple and so soft...Love this one, Kristie!

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  75. simple and elegant
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  76. So beautiful and perfect for a sympathy card.

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  77. Such an elegant CAS card, truly! These colors are amazing together.

    TFS

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  78. I have a soft spot for purple and teal butterfly imagery as they both represent ovarian cancer awareness. Awesome card!

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  79. I love your card. The colors are great together.

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  80. Kristie this is stunning absolutely love it♥

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  81. Beautiful job Kristi. Love the simplicity and touches my heart for sure.

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  82. Love the simplicity of this gorgeous card!

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  83. Beautiful card. I love how simple the card is, but still so elegant.

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  84. I love how the butterfly pops on those beautiful colors! Fabulous!

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  85. Lovely elegant and simple card!!

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  86. The clean lines really draw the eye right into the beautiful blending that you did. Great card!

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  87. Oh so soft and sweet! I feel so calm looking at this card, great for sympathy!

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  88. Oh so soft and sweet! I feel so calm looking at this card, great for sympathy!

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  89. Such a clean and simple card, with the splash of colors and a butterfly over top of the splash of colors and great sentiment on white! Love it!

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  90. What an amazing, elegant and absolutely beautiful card Kristie - love it!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  91. Gorgeous card..what a great technique. The class looks awesome.

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  92. I love the colors and the butterfly is really lovely. so simple, but such a loving sympathy card.

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  93. Stunning Kristie. The simplicity is perfect.

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  94. Those are my most favorite colors!! Would love to know more about mood boards and how to use them! I sure do pin a lot of these types of ensembles on pinterest! I'd love to put them to good use! Have a Blessed Day!!

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  95. Elegant and simple for a stunning result!!

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  96. Simple and oh so elegant! Gorgeous card!

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  97. Very simple but very effective - - and certainly as a sympathy card. Well done.

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  98. Those,colors,are,beautiful together!

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  99. Wow I have watercoloured these two colours together on butterflies and flowers but never thought to blend. Must give this a try. Wonderful card

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  100. Love your beautiful card, and how the butterfly and sentiment go partially outside the colored area.

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  101. I struggle with sympathy cards. This one is so beautiful and yet so simple to make. Love it. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  102. Kristie,

    Beautiful card. Simple and elegant

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  103. This sounds like a simple technique but with such elegant results. love this color combo

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  104. Beautiful card with a fabulous color combination!

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  105. Who knew moody could be simple and elegant! Great sympathy card!

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  106. Love the clean & simple look. Beautiful card!

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  107. Lovely elegant card and the colours used are my favourites.

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  108. OH. MY. GOSH!!! Beyond stunning! Beautiful colors, perfectly blended! So cool how the top part of the butterfly's wing is above the colored panel!

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  109. I really like the simplicity of the care

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  110. The masking is a perfect technique to show off this stunning color combo!

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  111. Simply beautiful, thank you for the inspiration.

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  112. I love the simplicity of your card. Great !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  113. This is a lovely design for sending sympathy, Kristie! The Mood Board colors are perfect. ♡

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  114. Beautiful card and technique. I need to get out my versafine ink, it has been awhile.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  115. I love this cards simplicity!!!! Gorgeous!!!

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  116. So simple, so beautiful. Simply beautiful!!!

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  117. I love the smile beauty and grace of this card!

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  118. Simple yet beautifully elegant! Love the colors in this mood board!

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  119. I love how elegant your card is yet the technique was easy.

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  120. Simple, but elegant.
    Now that's my kind of card.

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  121. Your beautiful ink blending looks fabulous showing through the butterfly wings, Kristie.

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  122. I never thought of masking off part of the card front to create the strip.... Thank You so much for sharing that.... Your Card is Wonderful....

    Faith

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  123. wOW! sO EASY YET SO EFFECTIVE!

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  124. Love this card with the great colors. Its simple but elegant, especially for a sympathy card.

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  125. That's an awesome butterfly! Love how you masked the card.

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  126. Lovely card. I think the "Mood Colors" are perfect for a sympathy card. Thank you for inspiring me.

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  127. I just love the sponging technique. I can't wait to try it.. Thanks for sharing. Great card.

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  128. I love this CAS card!! It is simple but elegant!!

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  129. Very nice card. Never would have thought of doing this. Thanks!!!

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  130. Absolutely beautiful. Love the colors and technique

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  131. What a beautiful one layer card!

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  132. Love the simplicity of this beautiful card

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  133. simple but striking....and looks like I could do it --with a butterfly stamp, of course, which I lack--but I could see it as also being very effective with a flower stamp, or a bird, or tree....

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  134. Love the mood board idea.
    Your card is so elegant looking.

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  135. Lovely. Ver simple and very effective!

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  136. Wow! This is so beautiful. A respectful shot of colour for a sympathy card, comforting too.

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  137. Love the butterfly and how it looks so dimensional and yet can be mailed without worry. Great job.

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  138. Great card -- so simple yet so beautiful!

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  139. Oooooo.... I love the graphic design on your card. Just terrific! Thank you.

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  140. Great colors! Beautiful CAS card!

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  141. Love this hop. Everyone can take the same tools and come out with something different.

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  142. O wow striking card. Love the simplicity of it.

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Your comments are much appreciated. Thank you!

Hugs,
Kristie